Every year Wendy Davis, Chef/Owner of Poca’s Hottest Hot Sauces, holds a culinary competition where the contestants must use one of her hot sauces in their entry. This year was the 7th annual cook-off and it was held at Will’s Pub on Sunday, April 29.
In conjunction with the cook-off this year, Poca’s Hottest held a competition for the next band to have a hot sauce named after them.
Austin-based Brit rocker Nic Armstrong and his band The Thieves will be performing in Orlando for the first time in ten years at Will’s Pub on Saturday, June 6.
Born and raised in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK, Armstrong has been based in Austin for the past five years. He was raised on golden oldie rock’n’roll, and those influences come through in his music, as does a hint of the Austin blues.
Layer a bluegrass sound over a jazz groove, and you have North Carolina’s Brushfire Stankgrass, who will be playing Orlando at Will’s Pub on March 30.
On their website, they call it Grass Powered Boogie, but it can also be called Modern Mountain Fusion, and it’s winning over a lot of bluegrass/newgrass buffs.
The two founding members (Ben and Will Saylor, banjo and guitar) are brothers who have been playing music together since the age of three. Together with a rhythm section comprised of Micah Thomas on drums and Daniel Iannucci on bass (both are seasoned and well known Asheville musicians), the group’s chemistry and unique sound has clicked with a lot of music lovers.
Local and regional music takes center stage during Music on Mills, this Saturday, October 18, beginning at 3pm.
Participating venues along Orlando’s Mills Avenue are The Bart, St. Matthews Tavern, The Peacock Room, Wally’s and Will’s Pub. There’s also an Art and Vendor Market, and several Food Trucks.
Entertainment lineup includes: 3 Bucksworth, Begali Goo, Hymn For Her, Milka, Mill Tess, The Hindu Cowboys, Juke With Special, Guest Eugene Snowden, The Sh-Booms, Meiuswe, Lauren Carder & The Multiple Me, Milk Carton Superstars, Table For Tree, Sabals, Wheeler Newman And The Cosmic Roots Collective, Tears of a Tyran, Uncle Sam’s Pride, Shrinks, Ark, Jcarly+The Teeth, Sara Purser, Daniel Hanson, Drew Yardis & More.
Tickets are $15, and are available online at willspub.org or day of at the venues. Must be 21+ to attend.
It’s not often that you can get a day long music festival and a great BBQ dinner at a low dough price, but this Sunday, you can do just that.
This month’s installment of Southern Fried Sunday is their “End of Summer Shake-Up on Mills” and features three venues full of regional and local music, plus dinner, for the price of $10 in advance/$12 day of.
Even better, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, to help them purchase a new box truck to pick up donations of furniture and household items so they can continue to serve Central Florida families transitioning from shelter living into their new homes.
Will’s Pub, Lil Indies & The Peacock Room will play host to over 20 bands. Those attending will also get to enjoy a Southern Style BBQ Dinner prepared with help from Tako Cheena and Smiling Bison. The event starts at 4pm, and it is 21 and over.
For more information, a listing of bands, or to purchase tickets, visit the SFS Facebook page.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2013, with a special edition of Southern Fried Sunday at Will’s Pub and Lil Indies, on March 17.
The event will have the normal huge line-up of bands, which this month includes The Kidney Stones, Hymn For Her, Husky Burnette, The Bloody Jug Band, Kaleigh Baker, The Goldminers, Laney Jones, and Lauren Carder & The Multiple Me.
The food offerings for this St. Patty’s edition will include green cabbage and corned beef.
All of this is yours for the measley price of $10. Tickets are available online or at Will’s Pub.
Doors are at 5pm, music starts at 5:30pm, and dinner starts at 6pm. Must be 21 and over to attend.
Will’s Pub is located at 1042 N. Mills Ave. Lil Indies is next door at 1036 N. Mills Ave.